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 Picture book of Samuel Adams
 Author: Adler, David A.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Adler, Michael S
 Illustrator: Himler, Ronald

 Publisher:  Holiday House
 Pub Year: 2005

 Dewey: 973.3
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 21 x 25 cm.

 BTSB No: 043680 ISBN: 9780823418466
 Ages: 5-9 Grades: K-4

 Subjects:
 Adams, Samuel, -- 1722-1803
 United States -- History -- 1775-1783, Revolution

Price: $19.99

Summary:
A biography of Samuel Adams, an American patriot and a founder of the new American nation.

Series:
Picture Book Biography


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 87207
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 6.30
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 53906

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → History/Social Studies
   Grade K → Reading → RI Informational Text → K.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RI Informational Text → K.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RI Informational Text → K.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade K → Reading → RI Informational Text → K.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade K → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 1 → Reading → CCR - College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating Complexity, Quality, & Range of

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (06/05)
   Booklist (06/01/05)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2005 Gr 2-4-Adler captures much of the complex nature of the man and his role in America's fight for independence. However, it is never easy to take a complicated person and create a succinct biography for children without oversimplification and choppy transitions. This book reflects these challenges. In particular, the Boston Tea Party is poorly explained. No clear reason is given for the patriots' actions, nor does the text mention that they disguised themselves as American Indians. The illustrations, however, showa number of men in tribal headdress, which could confuse readers unfamiliar with the event. Overall, though, the book presents a good overview of Adams, his personality, and his actions. The illustrations, done in muted tones, have the unfinished feel of sketches. While attractive, their soft focus, particularly of people's facial expressions, keeps the story distant and prevents the history from coming fully alive. Jean Fritz's classic Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? (Putnam, 1974) has a similar scope and audience, but is a livelier read andpresents a more nuanced, complete overview of Adams's life.-Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2005 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 06/01/2005 David Adler's son, Michael, is coauthor of this short biography, which maintains the high standard of writing and art that has made the A Picture Book of . . . series such a dependable resource. After a few pages on Adams' childhood and youth, the narrative relates the man's later accomplishments, from his early verbal attacks against the British in Boston and his later work fomenting revolution to his signing of the Declaration of Independence and his service as governor of Massachusetts. Weaving biographical information into a succinct explanation of conditions and dramatic events in pre-Revolutionary Boston, the story offers a good introduction to Adams and his times. Himler's pencil drawings with muted watercolor washes provide a series of handsome pictures illustrating moments of reflection as well as scenes of action. - Copyright 2005 Booklist.

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